Culver City's Craftiest Cocktail Bars


Among other more pigeonholed Los Angeles neighborhoods, Culver City is a bastion of independence, promising patrons a new experience nightly. Our top 5 favorite cocktail bars in this area are proof that when your reach into the mixed bag that is L.A., you're bound to pull out a winner. Scattered across Culver City, each of these cocktail bars display some part of Angeleno culture. There are the bars flooded with fedora wearing blokes, bespectacled in faux glasses. There are the relaxed spots that serve up cocktails with a refined sense of nonchalance in perfectly sparse venues. There are the elegant places where you take a date you're trying to impress. And of course, there are the awesome theme venues that deliver theatrics flawlessly. Some of these places welcome people in with warm arms, and others might require a little finesse or even a password to gain entrance. But no matter which of these cocktail bars and lounges you end up at, you're sure to feel a unique vibe that only these cool venues can provide. Explore these spots now and let us know if your favorites made the cut. - Darianne Dobbie


The Airliner

The Airliner

For cutting-edge electronic music, instrumental hip hop and "LA beats," head to The Airliner and let the magic of this grimy dive bar wash over you along with the massive bass from the mega-watt sound Check it out >>

2419 N Broadway
Los Angeles CA 90031

Sound
Sound
1642 N Las Palmas Ave Los Angeles, CA 90028
Playhouse
Playhouse
6506 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood, CA 90028

The Penthouse

The Penthouse

When you're on the roof at the Penthouse in the Huntley, that's when you know you've really made it to the top in L.A. Check it out >>

1111 2nd Street
Santa Monica CA 90403

Te'Kila
Te'Kila
6541 Hollywood Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90028
Big Dean s Cafe

Big Dean's Cafe

Big Dean's Oceanfront Cafe, a quintessential beach bar right off the Santa Monica Pier is the best place to be for year round sunshine and beachside fun with a side of fish and chips. Check it out >>

1615 Ocean Front Walk
Santa Monica CA 90401
Stout
Stout
1544 N Cahuenga Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90028

Rock & Reillys Irish Pub

Rock & Reillys Irish Pub

Retro, cool, and inconspicuous, Rock and Reilly's is the best kept secret of WeHo locals and celebrities. Check it out >>

8911 W. Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood CA 90069
Hotel Cafe
Hotel Cafe
1623 1/2 N. Cahuenga Blvd Hollywood, CA 90028